Pedialyte the miracle drug

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by columbiacritter, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I have a pullet chick I've been nursing for over a week with coccidiosis. Nothing seems to get her over the hump into health. This morning I thought she was a goner as she could barely stand. I snagged some of the unflavored pedialyte we use for our elderly lizard and eye droppered it into her. She perked up slightly so I mixed her chick crumbles with more pedialyte to make a gruel and got a little down her. Several hours later she's running around her cage and appears to have eaten a bit of the gruel on her own. i filed her waterer with pedialyte.

    Not sure if this means she's going to make it, but she's still got a fighting chance.
  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Oh I hope this does the trick!! Good luck!
  3. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    Very Nice! Keep us posted!


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